2017 KTM Duke 890 starts testing – Spied
Posted on: Feb 24, 2016 - 3:50pm IST
Could spawn an adventure version too.
Motorcycle.com has posted spyshots of a KTM prototype which appears to belong to the mid-size segment. The model is believed to be the new KTM Duke 890, while the publication reports that it could in reality even be a Duke 590 or a Duke 790.
The possibility of the test mule being a smaller 500 cc offering is justified by the website which says that Stefan Pierer, President and Chief Executive Officer of KTM, once said the company is also working on building a parallel-twin motorcycle with an engine close to 500 cc of displacement.
The publication adds that the engine appears to be significantly short (longitudinally) and that it appears to have a 270-degree crank angle. The latter is known to convincingly imitate a V-Twin exhaust note, when compared to the more typical engines which have 180- or 360-degree cranks.
Head to the source link to view the spyshots.
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